|Trouble on the Half Shell|
|Season 2, Episode 13|
|Air date||December 7, 1991|
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Trouble on the Half Shell is the thirteenth episode in the second season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
The main characters featured in this episode are:
Hoggish Greedily and Verminous Skumm are shipwrecked on the Galapagos Islands. After accidental exposure to Skumm's toxins, Skumm's rats mutate and wreck havoc on the island's native species. While visiting a museum the Planeteers hear about the trouble on the island with the help of a scientist's robot JASON. The Planeteers along with JASON set out to save the islands and the giant tortoises who live there.
Significant Moments and FactsEdit
- Wheeler and Captain Planet make subtle references to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- Gaia explains to the Planeteers that islands have very fragile ecosystems and many of them including the Galapagos have already suffered ecological damage due to introduced species. When species are introduced to habitats they're not native to, they can wreck serious havoc on the habitats' ecosystems. The dodo, a stuffed specimen of which is featured in the museum's extinct species exhibit alongside others including the mammoth, quagga, thylacine, and Toolache wallaby, suffered a similar fate: its extinction (which occurred the late 1600s) is due to overhunting and exotic pests, such as pigs and rats, that were brought to Mauritius, the island where this large, flightless relative of the pigeons lived.
- Verminous Skumm: (of Greedly) Old Bacon Breath started breakfast without us!